AAS 408 - African Economies: Social and Political Settings
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Afroamerican & African Studies (AAS)
Department: LSA Afroamerican and African Studies
2 - 4
Advisory Prerequisites:
AAS 200.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The focus of the class is to examine and understand the origins and nature of economic and social development in Africa including an evaluation of the patterns of recent economic growth. In addition to exploring historical dimensions, the course will focus on a number of current issues related to the challenges of development including managing resource exploitation, the impact of China on Africa, problems associated with climate change and the relationship between health and development.

AAS 408 - African Economies: Social and Political Settings
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
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ISBN: 9781783601325
Africa: Why Economists Get it Wrong, Author: Morten Jerven, Publisher: Zed PB 2015
ISBN: 9780435080174
African economic history : internal development and external dependency, Author: Ralph A. Austen., Publisher: J. Currey 1. publ. 1987
ISBN: 9781138226029
Economic Growth and Development in Africa Understanding trends and prospects, Author: Horman Chitonge, Publisher: Routledge PABERBACK 2016
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